Rock collecting is a fun hobby. You can collect rocks randomly by simply picking up any that catch your eye or you can chose to learn a bit about the different rocks, minerals and fossils. By learning more about the types of rocks and how they are formed, you begin to understand more about this exciting world we live in. People that study rocks and how the Earth was formed are called geologists and many began their study with a simple rock collection while they were young children.

There are many rock and mineral organizations and clubs throughout the world and many have special events and programs for junior rock hounds. There is also an abundance of information online. Begin by using the following resource links to learn more about rock hound tips and ideas. Learn the types of rocks that are in your area and then get out and explore. You may just discover a lifetime love for rock collecting and geology.

Content written and provided by Vanessa LeBeau